Strokes, Swipes and Sweeps: Movement in Contemporary Still Life Paintings

Still Life is a class of paintings that goes back centuries, with well-known artists including Monet, Picasso, and Van Gogh. The subject of still life paintings has changed over time, but still life is still an imperative part of contemporary art. And one of the most important aspects of still life paintings is movement. While… Continue reading Strokes, Swipes and Sweeps: Movement in Contemporary Still Life Paintings

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How To Paint Acrylic Abstracts

A lot of budding artists shy away from abstract painting. For some reason, there’s this misconception made by people outside of or on the cusp of the art world that you have to have a deep, intrinsic reason to create abstract art. That, if you can’t paint a convincing realistic landscape first, you don’t have… Continue reading How To Paint Acrylic Abstracts

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Benefits Of Oil Paint

If you are a painter, you should consider using oil paint in your work. The paint is made up of a binder (the oil) and a thinner. The oil carries the pigments while the thinner makes the colors easy to apply to the surfaces using a brush. While there are many types of oil paints… Continue reading Benefits Of Oil Paint

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Why Artists Must Pay Close Attention To The Harmony In Their Colour Selection

This is the organisation and arrangement of various colours in an orderly or pleasant manner so that they portray unity and oneness. Colours used for a composition must ‘agree’ or meet the principles of aesthetics. The artist must carefully and skilfully choose his colour scheme or combinations. This is because a wrong pairing of them… Continue reading Why Artists Must Pay Close Attention To The Harmony In Their Colour Selection

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Ancient Egyptian Artistic Paintings: The Foundation of Modern Painting

The ancient Egyptian artistic paintings encapsulate the embodiment of modern painting, though the latter is refined due to the advancement of human knowledge, technology, and discovery. However, the root for the success of modern painting is credited with the humble beginnings of the profession by the ancient Egyptian masters in painting. From the generation and… Continue reading Ancient Egyptian Artistic Paintings: The Foundation of Modern Painting

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Where To Show Your Art

Where to Show Us Your Art There are many artists these days creating master pieces that not many people will be exposed to. If these artists aren’t showcasing their creations online or in art exhibitions they won’t be getting the recognition that they deserve for all the time and effort they take in designing and… Continue reading Where To Show Your Art

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7 Ideas for Mixed Media Art

If you are having trouble getting started with your mixed media art or need some ideas of what to do next or simply want to try a new technique or material, here is an idea-generating list to read through. You can use any combination of these ideas or put your own twist on them. 1.… Continue reading 7 Ideas for Mixed Media Art

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How To Get a Truly Unique Work of Modern Art for Your Home

If you’re still searching for that one perfect piece of modern art for your home but can’t find it in stores or galleries, consider a more direct route: commission a work yourself. Commissioning a new work from an artist can bring your home’s level of beauty, sophistication and style up to never before seen standards.… Continue reading How To Get a Truly Unique Work of Modern Art for Your Home

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